Kick-off the Eating Season With the Tulsa State Fair

By on September 27, 2009

Nachos, taquitos, deep-fried burritos, and other foods that are neat-o . At the Tulsa State Fair you can eat funnel cakes, corndogs big and small, deep fried Snickers Bars or Twinkies (hopefully) and so many other exotic fair foods that fulfill any foodie’s deep fried dreams.

The Famous Tulsa State Fair is just around the corner. If you are like me you may consider this event the start of the eating season. The Tulsa State Fair dates are Oct 01, 2009 – Oct 11, 2009. These ten days are packed with food, entertainment, and exhibitors for all types of people. I actually heard that there is going to be a fastest text-messaging contest. Among other things the Tulsa State Fair will host live performances by Keith Anderson, Emerson Drive, Shinedown and Mercy Me to name a few. If its cash you are worried about, don’t. All of these shows are free with admission. Still worried about cash, I think you can get dollar Tulsa State Fair tickets at the Ford dealership (I would call first). So with that taken care of all you will have to save for are the delectable deep-fired goodies that will be available for consumption.


Last year one of the most interesting food setups for me was by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. This setup was cool because you could sit by the prize cows while you ate their relatives. Please don’t take this the wrong way, the BBQ beef sandwiches where bomb. I also noticed that they had cows hooked up to milk extracting machines with ice cream served next to it. Awesome! I bet kids would love that! This year, as soon as I make it in to the front gates it’s going to be a race to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association grill for some of that good BBQ beef! Dang it is on, Tulsa State Fair! Just thinking about this gets me pumped. I think after that I will head to the area that has the most things fried on a stick. I call this place restaurant row; it’s where all the vendors are lined up. The only thing I could compare it to would be the Vegas strip of deep fried food carts. With all those bright neon lights and such (I’m like a bug about to be zapped). These types of setups are so attractive to a dirty food lovin foodie like myself. As soon as I hit the row, my eye is on the prowl for some dogs, that is, hotdogs on a stick, jalapeño cheese dog and, if I am feeling it, polish on a stick. Gosh my mouth is watering just thinking about all the extra mustard, ketchup and cheese I would add to these items. At this point I would probably hit up some lemonade before I tried to convince someone to share some nachos loaded with Jalapeños. Unless there is anything new at the fair this year I will then move on to dessert. Straight to the deep-fried Snickers I head. They should be located right by the entrance of the big indoor exhibitors area. Deep-fried Snickers are a Tulsa State Fair tradition if you have not had one do it this year. This year I will be looking for the deep fried Twinkies and for dessert I love to grab a funnel cake at some point. I hear that there will be some interesting ice-cream stands. Mhmmm.


At this point all I can be is fat, happy, and thankful for my youth. With a few thousand calories in my belly, from such a food frenzy, time to check out the rides and entertainment.

Be sure to start planning for the Tulsa State Fair this year it will be here before you know it. Now is the time to start searching around town for those dollar tickets and make it a family and friends event. Let me know about your experience with the food and fun. You know you will be hearing from me throughout the entire experience.

Check back at during the fair for awesome food pictures and video of our experiences. Please also send in your own experiences to

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Brian McCullough

About Brian McCullough was founded 6 years ago by Brian McCullough because he had a love of food. What started as a blog where normal everyday people dined out and posted about their experiences has grown into a legitimate food publication with professional chefs and writers, each with a unique culinary and educational background to pull from. In 2009 the site won the Oklahoma Magazine award for “Best Food Blog” and continues to be #1 local food website.


  1. Matt

    September 27, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Great article. I love taking the family and walking through the expo looking at all the stuff for sale but more than anything…eating the great food of the Tulsa State Fair.

    Hopefully the rain will stay away and it can be nice and cool. I can’t wait to hear of what crazy food comes out this year.

  2. Shae

    September 28, 2009 at 10:51 am

    I can’t wait for the Fair!

  3. Vic-The Nutty Guy

    September 28, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Great Job on the article the Tulsa State Fair is one of the best. I must tell you about a late addition to this years Tulsa State Fair food items. Chocolate Covered Bacon, yes it was big at the Wisconsin and Iowa State Fair. Now Tulsa, late in announcing, as needed to work out the details of preparation. Our booth is located in the Large White Tent (building 39 on the layout) directly to the east of the QT Center. We are some of the local guys come see us.

  4. Condiment Queen

    September 30, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Yay fair food I’ll be there tomorrow day 1 for all the yummy-ness!!!

  5. Cathie

    October 1, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    If anyone finds the fried bananas, could you post where they were? I had them a few years ago and they were AWESOME!! Haven’t seen them since. I heard they’d be back out this year, but I never found them! Thanks!!

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